Tina Phillips is in her 15th season as the head softball coach at Pitt-Bradford. In addition to her role on the diamond, she also serves as assistant athletic director, as well as senior woman administratior.
Phillips has guided the softball team to an overall record of 260-256-2 in 14 seasons, including and impressive 150-102 mark in AMCC play, which includes four AMCC championships, three NCAA Division III tournament appearances and two ECAC tournament berths. She has coached 54 all-conference performers, including the 2010 AMCC Newcomer of the Year, 2008 Player of the Year and 2013 Pitcher of the Year, and twice been named the Coach of the Year.
She has had eight players named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Region teams and 49 NFCA Scholar Athletes. Phillips has also had four players named to the ECAC South All-Region squad and currently has nine players in the Pitt-Bradford Athletic Hall of Fame.
In 2014, the Panthers opened the season by giving Phillips her 200th victory at the helm of the program with an 8-1 win. She has posted six 20+ win seasons during her tenure.
The Panthers finished the regular season with a record of 23-13. The 23 wins gives Phillips and the Panthers back-to-back 20-win seasons. They entered the AMCC tournament as the fourth seed and finished the year ranked fourth.
2013 saw the Panthers put together their best season since 2007, advancing to the AMCC tournament championship and posting the fifth 20-win season under Phillips' watch. They went 13-5 against conference opponents to finish in a tie for second with D'Youville after being picked sixth in the preseason coaches' poll. It marked the eighth time in Phillips' career that her team finished third or better in the league standings.
Pitt-Bradford improved by 12 wins from the previous year (22), and won three straight elimination games on the second day of the conference tournament to advance to the title game. A total of four players were named all-AMCC, and junior pitcher Sydney Mosby was tabbed the conference's Pitcher of the Year.
The Panthers captured the AMCC Tournament Championship in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2007, while finishing runner-up in 2006 and 2013. They were also regular season co-champions in 2006 and 2010.
Pitt-Bradford has had five post-season berths, including appearances in the 2005, 2006 and 2007 NCAA Division III Tournaments. In 2004 and 2010, the team was invited to participate in the ECAC South Region Tournament.
In 2006, the Panthers went 35-9 and made their second straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The team also finished ranked No. 6 in the East Region. Pitt-Bradford finished the year as regular-season co-champions in the AMCC. The 35 wins that season are the most by any team at UPB.
In 2005, the Lady Panthers made the deepest post-season run in program history. After qualifying for the NCAA Tournament, Pitt-Bradford came within two wins from going to the World Series. The program also posted its third straight AMCC Tournament Championship.
The softball program has received recognition both within the conference and nationally. The program has been ranked in the NCAA in various statistical categories.
In 2013, the team opened its season at the new stadium complex on campus.
Phillips just wrapped up her 12th and final season as the head coach of the Pitt-Bradford volleyball program. She is the winningest coach in both the softball and volleyball programs history at Pitt-Bradford.
Her teams finished sixth or better every season in the AMCC and made all 12 conference tournaments. They have totaled 75 conference wins.
In 2010, Phillips directed Pitt-Bradford to the best season in school history. The Panthers won a school-record 22 straight matches and captured the AMCC regular season crown with a perfect 9-0 record. Pitt-Bradford defeated Penn State Altoona in the conference tournament championship match to earn the program’s first ever bid to the NCAA tournament. Phillips was named AMCC Coach of the Year for her efforts.
Her teams have also done very well on the academic side, winning the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Award in both 2005-06, as well as 2014-15.
Prior to coming to Pitt-Bradford, Phillips served as the head softball coach at Russell Sage College in Troy, N.Y. from 1996-00 and was also the volleyball coach for two seasons and assistant athletic director. She coached the Adirondack Magic traveling softball team from 1999-00 and was the assistant softball coach at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. In 2003, she helped guide the program to its first ever first Skyline Conference championship and NCAA tournament appearance.
Phillips has been elected into both the Thomas Edison High School and Chemung County (N.Y.) Athletic Hall of Fames.
She received her bachelor’s in physical education from the State University of New York College at Brockport in 1990, and earned a master’s in athletic administration from Springfield College in 2002.
Phillips currently resides in Bradford, Pa.
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